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~ Frequently Asked Questions ~

What is a "Celebrant" and why is that unique?

Unlike a standard officiant who shows up on the day of the event and reads a canned script, a certified Wedding Celebrant works with the couple, often weeks to months in advance, to co-create a story that will capture the spirit of their love and commitment to each other. 

Can a Celebrant replace a priest, rabbi, or other leaders in a religious ceremony?
Absolutely not. Celebrants uphold high ethical standards and will not pretend to take the place of authority in religious settings: that is the domain of the leaders of that faith. Celebrants can assist if asked, but the Celebrant is more appropriate when the couple wants a unique ceremony comprised of their own words and adaptations of ritual. 

 So, what do I, as a Celebrant provide?

  • Professionally written, handcrafted ceremony specific to the couple

  • Unlimited ceremony script consultations and updates, generally via email

  • Research & resource material for unique elements incorporated into the ceremony

  • Consultations with your wedding or event planner, caterer, photographer, videographer, musicians, DJ, and venue staff, as needed

  • Rehearsal at the venue or at another agreed upon location

  • Officiating at ceremony (If traveling out of Jacksonville, Florida, mileage and additional costs may apply)

  • Notary services (for the State of Florida or in states with temporary officant programs)

  • Ceremony script delivered in an Itlalian leather bound keepsake journal

  • Post Wedding Day: Submit marriage license and email copy to couple


"Your Story Made Exceptional."

Janet M. Herrick

Writing & Officiant Services


Commitment Ceremonies
Vow Renewals

Speech Writing

Florida Notary


Universal Life Church Minister


Located in Northeast Florida, 
but can travel to all destinations 
in the US and abroad.

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